Joe Aribo strikes, Neymar injured as Nigeria force Brazil to 1-1 draw

Joe Aribo scores against Brazil

Rangers midfielder, Joe Aribo, struck in the 35th minute as the Super Eagles of Nigeria battled to a 1-1 draw with Brazil in a friendly played in Singapore on Sunday.

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, went off injured 12 minutes into his 101st appearance for his national team.


The 27-year-old touched the back of his left thigh as he left the pitch and was replaced by Philippe Coutinho. There was no immediate word on his condition.

The draw extended Brazil’s winless run to four games.

Nigeria took the lead when Aribo found space in a packed penalty box to rifle in a low shot and grab his second goal in two international appearances.


Brazil equalised three minutes into the second half when Casemiro fired home from close range after he was quickest to react when a Marquinhos header came back off the woodwork.

Casemiro later smacked a header off the bar and Coutinho should have scored a cut back with five minutes remaining but the score remained at 1-1.